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The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Annual leave
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Employees with disabilities
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Public holiday pay
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
WA pay rates and award summaries
A Western Australian employee covered by a WA award or industrial agreement requiring superannuation contributions to be paid into a fund is entitled to ‘choice of fund’ under the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA) ( the IR Act ). Other employees eligible for superannuation may be entitled to...
Choice of superannuation fund
This page contains frequently asked questions on forklifts. Do I always have to wear the seat belt when operating a forklift truck? Yes. Regulation 4.44 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 states that an employer must ensure that the operator of the forklift uses the seat belt...
Forklifts
Did you know? The most common metal guillotine injuries are crushed or amputated fingers. Most of these accidents are not caused by the blade of the guillotine, but by the clamps that hold the sheet of metal being cut. Other injuries are from fingers jamming under the sheet of metal being cut, and...
Plant and machinery
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system cover businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Getting started
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Bereavement leave
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Parental leave

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Developing and implementing an aggression in the workplace prevention policy can support an employer’s integrated risk management and prevention approach for aggression in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
11 Jun 2014
This fact sheet provides information on what to do when aggression in the workplace occurs.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
22 May 2014
To prevent and control aggression in the workplace risks, prepare a management plan to identify potential threatening or aggressive incidents at work which may injure or harm the health of employees and others at the workplace.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
This fact sheet outlines the importance when designing a building, vehicle or structure, and when planning the layout of a work site, to give consideration to the hazardous situations that have been identified and the measures that may permanently reduce the risk of aggression in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
11 Jun 2014
Tips for dealing with sources of aggression in schools and crime prevention.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
Do you need an information tool to assist you to control the risks of hazardous substances?
WorkSafe
Template
21 May 2014
These industry guidelines provide practical help to everyone involved in shearing and associated areas to find and fix safety and health problems.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
The document follows the risk management process of hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control, and provides examples of safe work practices and the safe design of standing and seated...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
Make a positive difference, become a WorkSafe Inspector.
WorkSafe
Information
29 May 2014
A 60-year-old man died when 200-litre drum he was attempting to cut with an angle grinder exploded. The man had marked a cutting line on the drum and left both bungs secured. When the angle grinder...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017

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Announcements

Newman business owners are urged to be cautious when employing children aged less than 15 years during school holidays. The Labour Relations Division of the Department of Commerce is currently writing to Newman business operators and liaising with Newman Senior High School to ensure that employers, children and their parents are aware of the children in employment laws. Generally, under the...
Labour Relations
Media release
07 Apr 2015
A former Kalgoorlie business operator was yesterday fined $750 with $374 costs in the Industrial Magistrate's Court for failing to provide time and wages records to an industrial inspector. Ms Hikahe Grootjans, a partner in a business which formerly traded as Kaos Kafé in Kalgoorlie, failed to provide employment records, as required by State employment law, to an industrial inspector. The court...
Labour Relations
Media release
09 Apr 2015
WorkSafe has issued a warning to check Statements of Attainment (SOAs) for tilt-up construction work after being alerted to created copies of the document. WorkSafe Acting Executive Director Ian Munns said today WorkSafe had recently been alerted that SOAs were being electronically created. “We’ve recently been made aware that SOAs are being electronically created for workers who have not...
WorkSafe
Media release
07 Apr 2015
WorkSafe has issued a warning to check High Risk Work Licences after being alerted to altered and created copies of the documents. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today WorkSafe had recently been alerted that the licences were being altered to include additional classes of high risk work for which the owner had not been trained. “We’ve recently been made aware that some High Risk Work...
WorkSafe
Media release
27 Mar 2015
WorkSafe has released the Agriculture Action Plan 2014-2016 which is aimed at helping the agriculture sector to keep workplaces safe. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the document was part of WorkSafe’s strategy to reduce the number of serious injuries and fatalities in the WA agriculture sector. “Serious injury and fatality rates in the agriculture sector are among the highest...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Mar 2015
Check your obligations for public holidays now! This year ANZAC Day, 25 April, falls on a Saturday, which means that employers and employees need to check what public holiday arrangements apply under the relevant WA award, particularly if the business trades on weekends and public holidays. Under the Public and Bank Holidays Act if ANZAC Day falls on a Saturday the next following Monday is also a...
Consumer Protection / Labour Relations
Alert
09 Mar 2015
WorkSafe has launched the Small Business Safety web page to help small businesses comply with their workplace safety and health obligations. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today welcomed WA’s 209,000 small businesses to the website and invited them to complete the page’s simple questionnaire. “Once completed, the questionnaire provides small business owners with a tailored checklist of...
WorkSafe
Media release
23 Feb 2015
A Bibra Lake steel fabrication business has been fined $75,000 over an incident in which a contractor was seriously injured when a crane struck a scissor-lift on which he was working. Metwest Steel Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace for a contractor carrying out work and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee of the contractor, and was fined...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Feb 2015
A Bunbury electrical contracting business and one of its employees have been fined a total of $44,800 over the 2013 electrocution of an 18-year-old trades assistant in the roof space of a home in East Bunbury. JCW Electrical Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and was fined $38,000 in the Bunbury Magistrates Court today. Licensed electrician Dale Francis...
EnergySafety / WorkSafe
Media release
06 Feb 2015
WorkSafe would like to remind employers and workers of the safety issues associated with working alone and in isolated areas and the importance of developing safe systems of work. WorkSafe offers a number of publications aimed at providing practical advice for employers and workers on working in isolated areas and working in hot conditions. GUIDANCE NOTE: Working alone Working safely in hot...
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Jan 2015

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